Cameron Norrie takes down Constant Lestienne at the Australian Open –

Tennis News: British tennis player Cameron Norrie nearly suffered a shock defeat when he faced Constant Lestienne in the second round of the Australian Open, Melbourne, 2023 season.

However, the 11th seed endured the tension to seal victory over France international Lestienne and secure a place in the third round.

After both players each claimed victory in the first two sets of the match which was played on Court 13, Lestienne showed impressive play to snatch a 4-1 advantage in the third set. But the British tennis player found a way to turn things around and sealed a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 win in 3 hours 13 minutes in a match that ended 1 a.m. morning (19/1) local time. .

Norrie, 27, who reached the final in Auckland last week, fired 58 winners to earn a win that kept them 2-0 in their head-to-head against the French national.

Despite the defeat, Lestienne received a boost of confidence after her Grand Slam debut this week, as she beat Brazilian Thiago Monteiro before facing many obstacles against a player who has won four titles.

Now in the third round of the Australian Open for the second time, Norrie will challenge Czech international Jiri Lehecka after the 21-year-old crushed American Christopher Eubanks 6-4 6-4 3-6 6- 3 in a stunning win. takes him to the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career.

Tenth seed Hubert Hurkacz also had to fight hard to advance to the Australian Open third round after beating Italian tennis player Lorenzo Sonego 3-6 7-6 2-6 6-3 6-3.

Hurkacz came into the match trailing 1-3 in a head-to-head match against Sonego and under pressure after losing the third set. But he found a way to break the Italian four times in the final two sets before claiming victory in 3 hours 53 minutes.

“For sure it was a tough battle against Lorenzo,” admitted Hurkacz, who advanced to the third round of the Australian Open for the first time.

“We always play tough matches. Winning the second set helped me gain some momentum. Then Lorenzo played an impressive third set, but from that moment on I knew what I was going for. had to do to put me in front.

With the win, Hurkacz will meet 20th seed Denis Shapovalov for a spot in the fourth round after the Canadian national won 6-3 7-6 7-5 over Japanese tennis player Taro Daniel.

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